Geospatial information is a critical analytical tool used in natural resource management, civil engineering, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, transport, land ownership, health, agriculture, topographic mapping and nautical charting, as well as the delimitation of maritime zones and boundaries.
To meet these needs, geospatial scientists and surveyors must have the ability to capture, compute, and create spatial information and to integrate the layers of information across different systems. It is critical that the Pacific Islands region continue to develop these capabilities.
Below are a list of current projects that are building capacity in geospatial science and surveying in the Pacific
- Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring Project (PSLGM)
- Regional Maritime Boundaries
- Pacific Regional Navigational Initiative (PRNI)
- Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI)
- Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac)
- Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific Island Countries (MACBIO)
- Pacific GIS/RS User Conference